Gallery Archive

Puffin Cultural Forum presents a selection of images from several of our past gallery exhibitions. We strive to bring thoughtful, socially-relevant, and provocative arts programming to all of the surrounding communities of our diverse area in the form of art exhibitions, music, dance, theater, author interviews, workshops, film series, lectures, and dialogues. We're pleased to share these online galleries with you.

Puffin Cultural Forum's Mission: Our work takes place at the intersection of the arts and the struggle for human rights as we seek to realize in our local community the Foundation’s governing motto: “…continuing the dialogue between art and the lives of ordinary people”. We deeply believe in the crucial role that the arts play in shaping our consciousness, and the role of artists as agents of social change.

Puffin Camera Club’s 17th Annual Exhibition: “In Corona Times”

June 22, 2020

It is a year like no other year. For sixteen consecutive years The Puffin Camera Club has managed to exhibit its artistic accomplishments in annual exhibitions that hung on the walls of the Puffin Cultural Forum. In light of the on-going pandemic, we present this year’s exhibition online. There are two Read More

Colin Kaepernick Artoek by Imar Hutchins

Conversations, 2020

February 15, 2020

Artists take an intersectional look at issues of discrimination that impact marginalized communities-at-large. Works on view speaks to issues of economic discrimination, inequities in the criminal justice system, environmental racism, health care racism, gun violence, and general political disenfranchisement. February 14- April 5, 2020 Features artwork by: Jessica Baker, Noel Read More

Measured Hate

February 16, 2019

The statistics show a trend of rise in hate crimes across the nation. The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at the California State University found a 12.5% increase in police reports of hate crimes in America’s 10 largest cities. The FBI’s report of a 17% increase in Read More

Armistice Day, 2018

November 10, 2018

On November 11th, the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the day the guns fell silent on the Western Front and fighting ended in a War to End All Wars. The Puffin Cultural Forum in conjunction with Frontline Arts//PCNJ commemorates Armistice Day, an exhibition of artists and their works created with hope Read More

UnAmerica

September 16, 2018

The national debate surrounding the important issue of immigration policy is reaching a fever pitch. UnAmerica takes an unflinching look at the nature of dialogue or lack thereof surrounding much needed immigration reform. As the 2018 midterm elections take shape artists lend their creative voices to bring out perspectives, questions, Read More

Givat Haviva’s “Through Others’ Eyes”

July 2, 2018

The Puffin Cultural presents Through Others Eyes, a photography exhibition featuring works by Arab and Jewish Israeli teenagers. The exhibition is the final event of a larger program organized by Givat Haviva, a non-profit organization dedicated to integrating society in Israel. Arab and Jewish children rarely come into contact as Read More

Birds, Buds, & Beyond

May 12, 2018

A selection of photographs features the best of the best works of the dedicated members of Puffin Camera Club and instructor/photographer Rachel Banai. They have captured the beauty of the nature landscape hidden in plain sight all around us. Exhibition features best works of nature hidden in plain site. May Read More

Negotiations

March 11, 2018

Curated by artist Alana MacDougall, Negotiations opens a discussion of gender, sensuality, vulnerability and unbalanced power dynamics – topics that are at the forefront of our political and personal consciousness. Policy makers seek to reinforce traditional gender roles, disadvantage women, and oppress minority communities. As the personal is pulled into Read More

Green Perspectives

December 1, 2017

Visual artists have shaped policy and greater culture since the 60’s. Puffin Cultural Forum explores the role of artists in advocacy for the environment. Organizations and individual artists engaging local, national, and international environmental issues and the narrative behind these efforts are featured in the exhibit. Works from NJ environmental Read More

Unnatural Election

September 24, 2017

Originally an online project entitled, “Unnatural Election: Artists Respond to the 2016 US Presidential Election,” artist and creator Andrea Arroyo curated a diverse selection of works by artists reacting to the political, social impact of the 2016 election. Selected works speak to emerging challenges and issues of social justice that Read More